Suit filed against Eastern Kentucky disability lawyer as legal aid group offers help to hundreds facing suspension of benefits

An attorney at the center of a controversy over Eastern Kentucky disability cases committed unethical and fraudulent acts in representing hundreds of people, two former clients charged in a lawsuit.

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Will Wright, Bill Estep
Lexington Herald-Leader
May 29, 2015
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Tags: Benefits of Legal Aid: Economic, Disability Benefits, Legal Needs

Organizations mentioned/involved: Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky, Inc. (AppalRed Legal Aid) (Kentucky)


On another front, a legal aid group in Eastern Kentucky is urging hundreds of people who are facing an immediate suspension of their federal disability benefits to quickly apply for an extension of time to provide new medical evidence of their disability.

Appalachian Research and Defense Fund said Friday that it can provide the form needed to apply for an extension and will attempt to provide a free attorney for people who lose their disability benefits.

About 1,200 Kentucky residents who had Conn as their attorney are facing a review by the Social Security Administration because the decision to award them benefits was based on suspected fraudulent information.